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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Imaging Physics Research in MDA-On-Site, United States

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Department of Imaging Physics under the mentorship of Dr. Ken-Pin Hwang. As a clinical physicist focused on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Dr. Hwang's research has been in the translation of quantitative imaging methods including multiple spin parameter mapping and synthetic imaging. Current projects seeking postdoctoral fellows include the development of novel sequences and reconstruction algorithms for rapid imaging of prostate cancer. The trainee will be appointed for one year from the date of hire with an option to be renewed for up to three years.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The postdoctoral fellow will be integrated into a multi-disciplinary team performing clinical imaging research. The fellow will have access to an MR pulse sequence development environment and will develop techniques for optimization of multi-contrast sequences. The fellow will also work with state of the art iterative and deep learning approaches for reconstruction of sparsely sampled data. The fellow will collaborate and coordinate with research and clinical stakeholders and communicate findings via abstracts, poster and podium presentations, and publications.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

An individual holding a recent (within three years) Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M.) in an appropriate field who is seeking a temporary appointment, under the supervision of a faculty mentor, involving full-time laboratory-based research or scholarship in preparation for an academic or research career as an independent investigator. This appointment is not part of a clinical training program; individuals holding an M.D. degree or equivalent are not permitted to engage in patient care activity.

POSITION INFORMATION

MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-076.html) . This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:

  • Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week

  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

  • Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

  • Fertility benefits

  • State of Texas longevity pay

  • Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups

FACULTY MENTOR

Dr. Ken-Pin Hwang.

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